How to Install Windows 7 on Samsung Netbook using a Bootable USB flash drive

by Mayur on September 9, 2010

in How To's, USB

Recently, I got a Samsung netbook which came just with DOS. So, I’m here to share the working method as ‘How to Install Windows 7 on netbook via bootable USB pen drive’. The below procedure has been tried on Samsung N148 Plus Netbook (NP-N148-DP03IN). This guide may also work for other Samsung netbooks and netbooks from other brands.

To Install Windows 7 on Netbook, you first need to create a Bootable USB flash drive with Windows 7 because there is no DVD drive in netbooks. Follow our guide to make a bootable Windows 7 flash drive, easily using ‘Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool’.

After successfully creating a bootable media, follow the below steps carefully:

1. Plug-in the flash drive to netbook and make sure the netbook is charged.

2. Power On the netbook and Press the F2 key as you see ‘Samsung logo’ on screen.

3. You’ll now be entered into BIOS of netbook. Open the ‘Boot’ options and then open ‘Boot Device Priority’ using Enter.

4. Using the F5/F6 keys, move the “USB HDD” device to 1st position as shown below. Use F10 to save the Bios settings.

netbook BIOS_boot device priority

This is all done to let the netbook boot from USB flash drive.

On restarting, netbook will boot via USB drive and Windows 7 Installation screen will appear. Install the Windows 7 edition (Starter, Home Basic or Home Premium edition are recommended).

Windows 7 install screen

Note this point – There are mere 5 steps which are processed automatically when installing Windows 7. In netbook, you have to change the 1st boot device back to netbook’s HDD after it restarts on completion of 4th step i.e. Installing updates

process_installing windows 7

What to do when Netbook restarts after completion of 4th step (Installing updates) -

Using the above steps, move back the ‘AHCI HDD’ to 1st position under the boot device priority in BIOS. On restarting, the ‘Install Windows’ box will appear and 5th step i.e. Completing installation will continue to run. Be patient and let the process to complete!

On completing the final step, Windows will ask to enter a username and PC name. That’s it, you’ve successfully installed Windows 7 on your netbook.

Install the Drivers, software and Updates in Netbook – After Windows is installed, it’s time to install the drivers and software. Samsung provides a DVD with “System Software Media” that lets you install the device drivers and software, all unattended.

N148_system software media

You can copy the full content of Samsung DVD to a USB drive using a PC. Then, open the SoftwareMedia.exe file to install the device software on netbook without DVD.

Hope you found this guide useful. Do post your comments. ;)

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Abhishek September 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Yup Friend it is very useful.
I have recommended your Samsung Netbook to my Cousin.
don’t they get pre installed Windows 7 ?


Mayur September 10, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Windows 7 doesn’t comes pre-installed on N148 Samsung netbooks. Also, netbooks with pre-loaded OS are bit higher in price and comes with Windows 7 Starter, which has limited features.


pchela February 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I have same netbook, installed Windows 7 but some pereferial devices don’t work, such as USB, network adapter.
Do you now how to solve the problem?


ariel s June 3, 2011 at 11:16 am

thanks man!


Vin June 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Thanks very much for this useful guide! Will try it now…have a quick question – do all the drivers on Samsung’s website suffice? Hope so…..


vineet June 24, 2011 at 1:31 am

Hi ,
I have installed win 7 on samsung n 148 plus. I installed perfectely. But after finalization when notebook restarts. Everytime black screen comes and it remain for 2-3 mins n after dat system starts automatically and again the same process happen. Please help


KARL December 28, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Same problem here ! please help .


john October 25, 2014 at 10:05 am

my device is n143 plus. same problem here.. please help..


Giraulie C. Osma August 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm

there was a problem in my Samsung NP-N148 when it’s near to complete installation there appear a problem that’s say “windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer. restart the installation”.

and when i restart it, it the same happen again ever after…. i almost try 5times
installing windows 7 home, ultimate there always the same problem plzz help me :D even original copy of software wasn’t work… (^_^)


Umar Ali August 31, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Thanks alot buddy, this help me alot :)


Rahul October 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I have same netbook.
But pls tell me whether win7 works fine on this model???
As Im about to upgrade RAM to 2 GB.
Shall I install Win 7?
My dealer is saying it will be too slow that you will get irritated.
Thanks in advance.


Tushar January 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I have Samsung N148plus Netbook

Today i format my c-drive(80gb) & one 100mb partition,,
then I made 2 partitions of 40gb ,
after reboot it shows message “operating system missing”
even, it can not detect BOOT CD,,

Note: I have set default boot mode to CD/DVD,,,but no use

waiting for help ..


gauravjain August 18, 2012 at 3:48 am

you have to use extranal usb dvd RW then your problem will solve.


shahin April 9, 2012 at 2:17 am

thanks. My notbook work this way


sumit April 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Thanx good work man helpful tome


Mizan April 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm

after install windows 7 i cracked with windows loader to activate windows. but after activating mi notebook (samsung np n148 plus can not open and give message abut (Start up problem). Please help me…..


John Codz June 2, 2012 at 6:46 am

Superb!! ty much mayur.


saeed July 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm

i have samsung notebook intel pentum B950 (300E5Z-A08) installation failed for win 7 but for win xp the drvice working


krammypatties August 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm

hi !
i follow the steps you gave but it doesn’t work. my netbook is samsung np n148 plus.
it always says “a recent hardware or software change cause the problem…blaaah…blaaahhh…blaaahhh…….”
i tried it using start up repair but nothing happens….please help me……….im sick of it………



gracemary June 29, 2013 at 11:18 pm

I recently bought a samsung netbook N100SP, I am trying to back up my Windows system with paragon usb, It does not boot and it goes directly to windows.When i go to bios to look at the book sequence, there is no option for a usb, what may i do.


Rana July 18, 2013 at 10:48 pm

I recently bought a samsung netbook N100SP, I am trying to back up my Windows system with paragon usb, It does not boot and it goes directly to windows.When i go to bios to look at the book sequence, there is no option for a usb, what may i do.


usanpreet singh September 17, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Really Very Kindly Thanks Sir
u Helped me a lot (y)



husanpreet September 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm

but activator not be in the bootable usb folders
it does’ent come to activate


husanpreet September 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm

also it creates black secreen


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